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Author Ward, Ian, 1963- author.

Title Sex, crime and literature in Victorian England / Ian Ward.

Published Oxford : Hart Publishing, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KM 540 A1 WARD    DUE 01-11-19
Physical description 154 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Angels in the house -- At home with the Dombeys -- Disease of reading -- Pleasing and teaching -- One person in law -- Newcome v. Lord Highgate -- Carlyle v. Carlyle -- Oh reader! -- Sensational moment -- Fashionable crimes -- Mrs. Mellish's marriages -- Shame of Miss Braddon -- Precious quality of truthfulness -- Hardwicke's children -- R v. Sorrel -- Lost and the saved -- Walking the streets -- Murder of Nancy Sikes -- Contemplating Jenny -- Because men made the laws.
Summary An exploration of the texts which shaped Victorian attitudes towards the 'condition' of England and the 'question' of its women. It offers a richly contextual commentary on a critical period in the evolution of modern legal and cultural attitudes to the relation of crime, sexuality and the family.
Subject Great Britain. Matrimonial Causes Act 1857.
Great Britain. Contagious Diseases Act 1864.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Crime in literature.
Women in literature.
Adultery -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Bigamy -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Infanticide -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Prostitution -- England -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9781849462945 (hbk.)
1849462941 (hbk.)